Encounter Learning Centre

Graduates of the ELC Training in Transformative Couples Therapy

The following therapists (in alphabetical order) have completed the 6 months Transformative Couples Therapy Training with the ELC:

Lorraine Bacon

Lorraine BaconTel: 07739033252

Email: Lorraine31267@sky.com

Works in Maldon, Essex



I am a qualified experienced person-Centred Counsellor, who specialises in Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy. I work with either individuals or couples who are experiencing sexual & relationship difficulties, such as intimacy, poor  or no communication, low or high desire/arousal & sexual dysfunctions.

Juliette Clancy

JulietteTel: 07969787355

Email: juliette.clancy@mac.com


Works in SW10- West London


I am a BACP & COSRT Accredited Psychotherapist and Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist. I work with both individuals and couples either on an open ended basis or for an agreed time period. My commitment is to provide a safe, confidential and non-biased environment for individuals and couples to explore the issues that are negatively impacting their life and relationships, so that they can live their lives fully in harmony with themselves and each other.

Kari-Lourdes Dewar

KariTel: 07949027186

Email: kari.dewar@btinternet.com


Works in Dartmouth Park  (Highgate, Camden, Islington N19)


I am an Integrative psychosexual psychotherapist and Transformational coach. I love to support people to feel empowered, connected to others and free from destructive situations or patterns of behaviour within their lives that do not serve them or their hearts. I believe that we are the creative force and power in our own lives and my work supports people to harness that within themselves so that they can connect authentically with others whilst creating a life they love inside and out. I have over 20 years of experience of working with  individuals, couples,  groups and young people from diverse backgrounds.

Katarina Gjertsen

KatarinaTel: 07702 739 110

Email: hello@ksgtherapy.com


Runs a busy practice in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.


I am passionate about people, or more specifically people’s interactions within a relationship. I have dedicated my career to working with couples in difficulty, helping them to connect and understand each other on a deeper, more meaningful level. However, there is a lot more to the art of couples counselling and I am certain that anyone ‘brave’ enough to have ventured through an encounter-centered counsellor’s door will testify to just how profound and life altering this work can be.

Deirdre Haslam

DeirdreEmail: deirdrehaslam@me.com


Works in Stratford, East London & Maldon, Essex



I have been qualified as a psychotherapist since 1995 and have worked with individuals and couples presenting with a whole range of issues including difficulties in relationships. I am an advanced accredited gender and sexual minorities therapist and an Associate of Pink Therapy. I have a practice both in Stratford in East London and in Maldon, Essex. You can find out more about me and my work from my website above.

Jan Hawkins

janportraitTel: 0208 531 9760

Email: jan@janhawkins.co.uk


Works in London E4


I am a therapist, supervisor and trainer working with individuals, couples and groups.  All are welcome in my practice and I include those with severe learning disabilities and can offer BSL and SSE for those who are Deaf.   I am especially involved in healing and recovery from childhood abuse trauma.  Whilst I am  informed by trainings in a number of traditions, my heart and practice are Person-Centred.  I am passionately committed to providing experiential personal and professional development opportunities.

Chamari Leelasena (MBACP Accred.)

ChamariTel: 07872 953 061

Email: chamari@findself.co.uk


Main practice in Wembley and additional practice in Islington


As an experienced integrative counsellor and an accredited member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), my work is guided by theBACP Ethical Framework. I offer counselling and psychotherapy for young people and Adults and offer Transformative Couples Therapy in Wembley and in Islington practices. Another service I offer is reflective Clinical Supervision for therapists working in the mental health field.

Cate Mackenzie

cate-mackenzie-home-page-imgTel: 07974 341 545

Email: catemackenzie@hotmail.com


Works in Chelsea


I am a warm and empathic Couples Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist. The space I hold allows for partners to reconnect and rediscover their emotional, mental and sexual intimacy in a safe way. I work with straight, gay, bisexual and transgendered couples from many different cultures and backgrounds.

Silva Neves

SilvaTelephone: 07958320565

E-mail: sntherapy@gmail.com

Website: www.silvaneves.co.uk

Works in Central London, Shoreditch EC2


I work with individuals and couples who have difficulties in their sexual lives and their relationship. I also specialise in sex and love addiction. I am experienced working with the LGBT community.

Priya Tourkow

PriyaTel: 020 8441 8038/07947 581 765

Email: priya@intimacyworks.com


Works in Barnet, North London/Herts


I am a Holistic Psychotherapist; Accredited with BACP (British Assoc.) of Psychotherapy; Accredited with COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy). I specialise in relationship and sexual issues. As well as a private practice, I run couples events and retreats with my husband.

Samyra van Roy

Pasfoto-Samyra-208x300Loving Life Coaching Counselling

Tel: +31 23 5321300 (home) / +31 655 135589 (cell phone)

Email: samyra@loving-life.nl



I am a Certified Transpersonal Coach/Counsellor, Master NLP, Couples Counsellor, Certified Imago Relationships Educator and Facilitator as well as Assistant in Couples Workshops at Encounter Learning Centre. I am available for Couples Counselling sessions by Skype and can be booked for 2-3 days Intensive Couples Counselling at your home anywhere in Europe!